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William Benton

AKA William Burnett Benton

Born: 1-Apr-1900
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 18-Mar-1973
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Publisher, Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Publisher, Encyclopedia Britannica, 1943-73

[1] Waldorf Towers Hotel, Manhattan, NY.

Father: Charles William Benton (Congregationalist minister)
Mother: Elma Hixson (school superintendent)
Wife: Helen Hemingway (m. 1928, until his death, d. 1974, two sons, two daughters)
Son: Charles
Daughter: Helen Boley
Son: John
Daughter: Louise

    Military School: Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, MN
Carleton College (transferred)
    University: BA, Yale University (1921)
    Administrator: VP, University of Chicago (1937-45)

    Encyclopedia Britannica Chairman and Publisher (1943-73)
    US Ambassador to UNESCO (1963-68)
    US Senator, Connecticut (appointed, 1949-53)
    US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs (1945-47)
    Benton & Bowles Co-Founder (1929)
    Zeta Psi Fraternity

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